Gary Dell’Abate - Updated Dec 2023

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Gary Dell’Abate

Gary Dell’Abate or Baba Booey is a famous radio producer and writer who hails from New York City. Baba Booey has been the executive producer of “The Howard Stern Show” from the year 1984.

Early Life

The producer was born Gary Patrick Angelo Dell’Abate on 14th March 1961. He was born in the New York City area of Brooklyn and he grew up in Uniondale, New York, on Long Island. Baba Booey holds an American nationality and is of mixed ethnicity. Likewise, Gary’s age as of 2022 is sixty-two years and his horoscope sign is Pisces.

Gary Dell’Abate belongs to a huge Italian-American family, but a DNA examination on the Howard Stern Show far along exposed that Gary was first and foremost of Yugoslavian, Turkish, and Sephardic Jewish ancestry. The name of his dad is Salvatore who was a Häagen-Dazs ice cream salesman. On the other side, the name of his mom is Ellen (née Cotroneo) she was a food demonstrator of New York City’s Macy’s and Long Island’s Fortunoff.

As for his education, he went to Adelphi University where he got the Richard F. Clemo Award when he was in his senior year. After then, the producer got into numerous radio stations in New York City, adding WLIR. When he was serving together with Roz Frank, WNBC’s traffic reporter, Gary got to know Howard Stern.

Gary DellAbate on his young age

Caption: Gary Dell’Abate when he was young (Source: Tumblr)

Gary Dell’Abate – Net Worth 2023

The radio producer has been making an impressive amount of money in his professional career. Gary has a net worth of about $18 million as of 2022. He has been earning his wealth being the executive producer of “The Howard Stern Show” and also being a Sirius XM Radio broadcast. However, there is no information bout Gary’s salary and assets but it is for sure that he owns some houses and cars as well. On the other hand, Gary’s wife has also been making a good income from her profession. As of now, he has been residing a luxurious and happy life together with his happy family.

Career and Professional Life

Dell’Abate started his career by working in the place of a producer from the year 1974. At that time, he was helping the production of the show, ‘The Uncle Floyd Show‘. Since that time, he has been working as a producer, a segment producer, and even as an executive producer in several TV series, shows, and films. From 4th September 1984, Gary was serving on ‘The Howard Stern Show’, initially on 66 WNBC, then syndicated from K-Rock, New York City. Then, he went to broadcast on Sirius XM Radio. He was first employed for $150 a week, with work counting preparing Stern’s lunch and planning guests’ schedules for the show.

His previous nickname was “Boy-Gary” and now is known as “Baba Booey” a name created on ‘The Howard Stern Show’ on 26th July 1990, after telling a story of his appreciated gathering of animation cels. He then was a part of the ‘U.S. Open Sores’ in 1989 and then ‘The Howard Stern Radio Show’ in 1998. 2005, the producer worked for ‘Howard Stern in 2005, and ‘For What It’s Worth in 2013. Finally, in 2006, he was working in the position of a producer and as an actor for more than 500 episodes of the comedy talk show, ‘Howard Stern on Demand’.


After his sibling, Steven passed away, he became one of the supporters of “LIFEbeat: The Music Industry Fights AIDS”. He worked being the charity’s president. Ultimately, Gary even came up with his autobiography, “They Call Me Baba Booey”, a New York Times bestseller. There, he talks about his brother’s demise from AIDS, his mom’s fight with depression, and also his growth in being The Howard Stern Show’s executive producer. Moreover, he is a keen New York Mets admirer. On 9th May 2009, Gary pitched out the ritual 1st pitch at a Mets game that did not go well.

After then, he went on to join the 2015 World Series along with Richard Christy. He also gave an interview for Greg Prato’s book of the year 2021, “Dynasty: The Oral History of the New York Islanders”, 1972 to 1984.  His opinions and recalls of ensuing the Islanders are included in the book, as also numerous pictures of Gary with Islanders players at a Stanley Cup success parade in the year 1980. On Monday, 14th March 2011, Gary was selected to the Greenwich, Connecticut, Board of Parks and Recreation on a 119 to 64 vote margin. Again, on Monday, 9th June 2014, the Greenwich Town Meeting universally chose him for the Board.

Gary Dell'Abate

Caption: Gary Dell’Abate at an interview (Source: Realtor)

Relationship Status

Gary Dell’Abate is in a beautiful marital relationship with the lady, Mary Dell’Abate (née Caracciolo). The couple’s wedding took place on 3rd July 1992 in front of their family and friends. It has been more than two decades since Gary and Mary are tied together. Moreover, his wife is slightly taller than him and at their wedding, she looked very tall since he wore heels. Together the American couple is the parents of their two sons, Lucas and Jackson. On 27th October 1994, Jackson was born, and then on 7th December 1997, Lucas was born. Other than this, Dell’Abate has never been a part of any unwanted controversy.

Gary Dell'Abate

Caption: Gary Dell’Abate with his family (Source: Syracuse)

Body Measurements

As for the body measurements of Gary Dell’Abate, he has always been a health-conscious person. The American radio producer has a good height of 5 feet 9 inches or 1.75 m or 175 cm. Likewise, Gary has an average body physics and weighs around 90 kg or 214 lbs. He also has a pair of dark brown eyes with white and black hair. Unfortunately, there are no further details regarding their body measurements and the biceps size of Dell’Abate. But it is for sure that the radio producer has been in good health and has a good daily routine.

Gary Dell’Abate – Social Media

Gary Dell’Abate has been a private person who has been keeping a low profile everywhere. However, the Italian-American radio producer has been quite active on social media platforms. He has an Instagram account where Gary has already gained 146 thousand followers. As of November 2021, the producer has 400.7 thousand followers on his Twitter account. Likewise, Gary also has a Facebook account with a few numbers of friends added. Gary’s social media accounts are full of the things he loves doing and his pets.